263 new COVID cases in Alberta, Hinshaw clarifies restaurant capacity rules – Lethbridge News Now

Provincially, 365 patients are currently hospitalized including 56 who have been admitted to intensive care.

With another 5,216 tests completed over the past day, there has now been a total of 3,313,593 tests conducted on 1,792,839 different people.

149,138 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far in Alberta. Approximately 54,000 people have received the recommended two doses.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw stated during Tuesday’s press conference that many people had been confused about capacity limits in restaurants since the newly-eased restrictions made no mention of it.

“Unlike other public settings like retail stores, we have not implemented specific capacity limits on restaurants, bars, and lounges.”

“Instead, we have limited capacity by putting into place physical distancing protocols that require a minimum of two metres spacing between tables and dining parties. In addition, we have limited the number of people who can be seated at the same table to a maximum of six and these must be members of the same household.”

Below is a graph of how COVID-19 cases in Alberta have trended since the start of the pandemic, which can also be accessed with more detail here.

Below is a breakdown of cases per provincial health zone:

  • Edmonton Zone – 52,767 cases, 1,333 active
    • 121 in hospital, 19 in ICU
    • 927 deaths
  • Calgary Zone – 49,688 cases, 1,887 active
    • 130 in hospital, 23 in ICU
    • 556 deaths
  • North Zone – 10,939 cases, 737 active
    • 47 in hospital, one in ICU
    • 126 deaths
  • Central Zone – 9,591 cases, 679 active
    • 30 in hospital, five in ICU
    • 101 deaths
  • South Zone – 6,236 cases, 344 active
    • 37 in hospital, eight in ICU
    • 81 deaths

Below is a breakdown of cases in the South Health Zone:

  • Brooks – 1,365 cases, two active, 14 deaths
  • Lethbridge – 1,946 cases, 211 active, 18 deaths
    • West Lethbridge – 672 cases, 54 active, two deaths
    • South Lethbridge – 669 cases, 72 active, 14 deaths
    • North Lethbridge – 604 cases, 84 active, two deaths
  • Cardston County – 548 cases, 57 active, eight deaths
  • Medicine Hat – 541 cases, 18 active, 14 deaths
  • Lethbridge County – 530 cases, 13 active, seven deaths
  • M.D. of Taber – 334 cases, five active, six deaths
  • M.D. of Pincher Creek – 212 cases, 28 active, four deaths
  • County of Warner – 161 cases, three active, two deaths
  • County of Newell – 158 cases, one active, two deaths
  • Cypress County – 145 cases, one active, zero deaths
  • County of Forty Mile – 117 cases, zero active, two deaths
  • Fort Macleod – 95 cases, two active, three deaths
  • Crowsnest Pass – 24 cases, zero active, zero deaths